Close [X]
LOG IN
Close [X]
PLEASE LOG IN OR REGISTER

Sorry, you need to be a registered member and logged in to access this page.
Please login or register below.

REGISTER

It's easy, quick and FREE!

Swimming for Good Health

Member Contribution
EMAIL THIS
or Cancel
Swimming for Good Health

If you dread sweating in the gym, running or lifting weights, switch to swimming. It is one of the low-impact activities having immense physical and mental health benefits.

If you belong to the weight watchers club, you may wonder some healthy ways to shed weight. Health experts recommend swimming as a workout exercise. Swimming is an exercise that works out all the muscles of the body.

The buoyancy of the water naturally enables movements of the arms and legs without much stress on the joints and muscles. It supports your body weight enabling smooth movements with less effort. Swimming is an excellent aerobic exercise that improves general body fitness and promotes metabolism. This naturally burns more calories making it a perfect workout for weight loss.

Did you know that an hour of swimming could burn up to 500 calories? Swimming also is a cross-training workout that builds cardio-vascular fitness, endurance, and muscle strength.

Swimming has other benefits including, reduced risk for Type 2 diabetes, stroke, cardiovascular diseases, back pain and helps maintain healthy respiratory system. It is an effective stress buster, improves body balance, posture, and boosts coordination and flexibility. 

For effective weight loss, swimming of a minimum of thirty to sixty minutes for three to five days a week is highly recommended since swimming offers a complete work out for legs, arms, body and the back. You should aim to get comfortable with a specific type of stroke and maintain the pace for at least thirty minutes.

Tips to Get Started

  1. Set aside at least two to three days for swimming. Gradually, increase the workout to four to five days. It is recommended to swim in guarded swimming pools.
  2. Morning is the best time to swim as it avoids body tanning. However, if you are not a morning person, choose the time of the day when you feel the most energetic.
  3. Get a swimming gear that is practical to use. Trendy ones may look good but could lose shape quickly. You must wear a swimming cap since chlorinated water in the pool can affect your hair-health. You can also get earplugs, which prevent entry of water into the ears.
  4. Always warm up before you start swimming. Start slowly and build pace gradually. Similarly, it is also essential to cool your body down after a good swimming session.
  5. Use the right technique, which will help to build strength and endurance.
  6. You may tend to overeat after a swim since the workout involves the whole body. Eat an hour and a half earlier prior to the swimming schedule. A diet that is rich in carbohydrates and protein helps the slow release of energy that is needed to sustain stamina through the swim. Similarly, adding fiber to an after-swim meal will keep you full and prevents overeating.

 Before you take the plunge, do check to confirm with your doctor, if swimming is safe for you, especially if you have a medical condition.

Don't miss our exclusive content. Follow Indusladies
About coolblues

coolblues is a contributing member of Indusladies. To see coolblues's community profile, go here.

See other contributions by coolblues.

Would like to contribute to Indusladies? Find out how.

  • Joke of the Day
  • Thought for the Day
  • Photo of the Day
  • Daily Fortune
  • Daily Poll
Daily_Joke_4

Guess Who

While enjoying a drink at the bar a guy decided to try his luck with an attractive young girl sitting alone.

To his surprise, she asked him to join her for a drink and eventually asked if he’d like to come back to her place. The pair jumped into a taxi and went back to her house.

Later, the young man pulled out a cigarette from his jeans and searched for his lighter. Unable to find it, he asked the girl continue reading...


MORE FUN STUFF
Daily_Thought_26

Thought for the day!

“Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.”


-Robert Frost

MORE FUN STUFF
MORE FUN STUFF
Monday, July 28th, 2014
What's in store for you today?
Choose your fortune cookie to find out!
Cookies Opened Today : 84
Your Fortune For Today
Monday, July 28th, 2014

Friction with family members, particularly women, could prove irritating, especially since you’re torn between their quirks and the love you have for them. This isn’t the time to hold grudges. Let them go. You might feel the urge to do some home repairs, redecorate, or otherwise improve your home, or perhaps cook a great meal. Channel your energy into these activities instead of quarreling. You’ll be glad you did.

EMAIL THIS
or Cancel

Today you’ll find that you’re the missing puzzle piece that people need in every situation. Engage in light conversation in social arenas and feel free to turn your charm up full blast. You have the ability to make favorable impressions on just about everyone, so get the day off on the right foot. Get out of bed earlier than normal and get your blood pumping with a brisk walk or workout.

EMAIL THIS
or Cancel

Are you eating a good breakfast? Are you adding greens and extra fruit to your diet? Do you take care of your teeth? Simple changes to your daily diet can make a huge long-term improvement in your health. Resolve today to make one big change to your usual habits.

EMAIL THIS
or Cancel

Today, you need to focus all your energies on technology. Expect a good raise in your income in the following year due to technological advancement. So accept that its going to gain more and more importance as time passes by and make sure to brush up on all the new things happening in your work related area concerned with technology. Eat well and rest up, because you’ll need a lot of energy soon.

EMAIL THIS
or Cancel

Today you might try to continue or complete a creative project of some kind, but your imagination just isn’t working the way it normally does. Also, overindulgence from last night could have you feeling a bit sluggish, which doesn’t help the situation. Put your work aside before you give up on it completely. This is only a temporary situation. Your mind should be back to normal tomorrow.

EMAIL THIS
or Cancel

This can be a busy day, full of last-minute details and holiday preparations. If possible, take someone you like on any errands you have around town. It will be more fun and the feedback you receive could be especially helpful. Get enough sleep in order to best enjoy what lies ahead.

EMAIL THIS
or Cancel

You’ll want to respond to your creative juices, which will be flowing freely today. Don’t suppress the urge to sing, compose, paint, or write. You’ll be in the full flower of creativity, so make the most of it. You’ll be able to take care of your daily obligations and still make room for your creative expression. Listen to the messages you receive in your heart and let them burst forth.

EMAIL THIS
or Cancel

Your naturally practical nature will be especially strong today. Do what you can to make your financial condition more secure. This is a lucky day for enjoying simple pleasures close to nature. If you have a sweetheart, plan something special and sensual that you both enjoy. Familiar places are best.

EMAIL THIS
or Cancel

All the efforts you have been making to improve your will finally begin to pay off. Give a little thought to how you will be spending money as well as alternative ways to pull in some extra dough. Give some thought to putting your finances to a practical use and if you were thinking of investing, now is the time.

EMAIL THIS
or Cancel
MORE FUN STUFF
Daily_Poll_24

If you could, whom would you hire for a 24/7 service?
Loading ... Loading ...
MORE FUN STUFF